Keith A. Findley

Keith A. Findley, a 1985 graduate of the Yale Law School, is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He teaches evidence, wrongful convictions, and criminal procedure. His primary areas of research focus on wrongful convictions, including the role that forensic sciences play in both causing and correcting wrongful convictions, and the ways that cognitive biases can impede the criminal justice system’s reliability. In 1998, he co-founded the Wisconsin Innocence Project, and he served as co-director of the project until 2017, when he became Senior Advisor to the Project. He was a founding member of the Innocence Network—the international affiliation of nearly 70 innocence advocacy organizations—and has served on its Executive Board since its inception in 2005. He served as President of the Innocence Network from 2009-2014. He currently co-chairs the City of Madison, Wisconsin, Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Police Department’s Policies, Procedures, Training, and Culture, and serves as a Commissioner on the Madison Police and Fire Commission. He is also currently a member of the Medicolegal Death Investigation Consensus Body of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board. He has previously worked as an Assistant State Public Defender in Wisconsin, both in the Appellate and Trial Divisions. He has litigated hundreds of post-conviction and appellate cases, at all levels of state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.